The Terrible Twos are here. Somehow, we skipped this stage the first time around, but now we have Rose to make up for it. Every. Single. Thing. I try to do for her these days gets met with a howl and a “My do it!”
“My” really wants to do everything herself.
Unfortunately, “My” does not have the capability of doing at least 50% of the things “My” wants to do. “My” can not fasten the lower buckle to her 5-point harness, but if you move in to do it for her, there are shouts of protest. She squirms, she kicks, she screams. You just want to leave, but “My” wants to do it!
“My” needs to learn that sometimes MOMMY needs to do it.
Unfortunately, it is still very difficult to reason with “My” despite her fierce desire to be independent and grown up.
So, we try and try again until “My” either physically succumbs to our brute force to get her into the carseat or whatever or she realizes that really things get done more easily when Mommy or Daddy help. Either way, it’s rough times over here. I look forward to a time when “My” and her big sister really can do everything themselves, but for now, we’ll go to battle over who gets to fasten that seatbelt.